99% of all visitors to Victoria arrive on Vancouver Island by ferry.
4 separate ferry operators provide visitors and residents with the luxury of choosing from traditional ferries, high-speed ferries, passenger-only ferries and passenger-vehicle vessels to travel to & from Victoria.
3 ferry systems travel from Washington State directly to Victoria ; and 1 ferry system travels to Vancouver Island from the Vancouver mainland.
Visiting British Columbia's Capitol is a treat at any time but the combination of shoulder season hotel prices and ferry specials make Victoria a particular bargain October thru April.
Whether visiting British Columbia's capital for a week or for a day, Victoria is a spectacular city and all ferries to Victoria are like mini-cruises.
Schedule time to visit the historic Craigdarroch Castle built in 1890 by Robert Dunsmuir for his bride.
And words can not describe Butchart Gardens which at 55 acres, enjoys a deserved global reputation as an absolute "must see" for every age group
Only minutes from the ferry terminals in the heart of downtown Victoria you can board a whale watching expedition, enjoy fabulous shopping, explore galleries & museums, relax over a "high-tea" at the famous Empress Hotel and dine in superb restaurants.
Most Requested Information: Land - Sea - Air-
Avis Car Rental: Convenient vehicle rentals from both city & airport locations
Gray Line of Victoria: Daily scheduled coach service between Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River & Port Hardy.
Kenmore Air: Daily 45 minute sea plane service between downtown Victoria and downtown Seattle - year round.
Orca Spirit Adventures: Whale watching tours departing 3x daily April thru October from Victorias' Inner Harbour
Ferry Terminal Information:
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal: 30 minutes north of Victoria: connecting Victoria ferries to Vancouver
Sidney Ferry Terminal: 20 minutes north of Victoria: connecting the Sidney ferry to Friday Harbor; Sidney ferry to Orcas Island and Sidney ferry to Anacortes
Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal: downtown Victoria: for ferries from Victoria to Seattle; ferries from Victoria to Bellingham and ferries from Victoria to Port Angeles.
Ferry Reservation Information:
Victoria ferry to Seattle, Bellingham or Port Angeles call 1.800.686.0446
Victoria ferry to Vancouver: Call 1-250-386-3431.
Victoria ferry to the Gulf Islands: Call 1-250-386-3431.
Victoria (Sidney) ferry to Anacortes, Friday Harbor or Orcas: Call 206-464-6400.